Staff Appreciation & Recognition (StAR) Program

The WRHA StAR Program is an HR-lead initiative with participation from a team of staff across the WRHA, all committed to meeting the WRHA Vision "We will be an organization of staff who are proud of their work and are recognized, respected and rewarded". This team is continually developing new programs and enhancing existing programs to make the WRHA a great place to work.

Listed below are the initiatives currently underway: 


There are numerous Discounts available to all health care staff from various services within and around Winnipeg ranging from fitness facilities, restaurants and car dealerships.

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2015 Service Recognition Awards Reception

This year’s event will recognize Regional employees who have reached 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 and 45 years of uninterrupted service between January 1 and December 31, 2015 and staff who retired between January 1 and December 31, 2014 with at least 15 years of uninterrupted service.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015
RBC Convention Centre, Room 2H, 2nd Floor, South Concourse
3:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Reception RSVP: November 12th

Service Recognition Reception

3:00 pm Doors Open & Cocktail Reception
4:00 pm

Opening remarks followed by certificate presentations by the President/CEO & Vice Presidents
Presentations will begin with retirees followed by the long service milestones starting with 45 years of service and ending with 15 years.

6:15 pm Gift cards will be available for pickup following the presentation ceremony.

Questions?  Contact Dana Whyte at or 204-787-2743.



WRHA Merchandise items are available for staff to purchase.

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StAR "Thank you For Being a Star" Cards are available in all WRHA offices giving staff an opportunity to let co-workers know that they are appreciated. Electronic StAR Cards are now also available!

Send a StAR Card

Recognition Resource Guide
Recognition that motivates staff is an intensely personal and internal matter for which there is no cookie-cutter approach.  The Recognition Resource Guide is offered as an e-resource that will assist managers with practical, spontaneous day-to-day real life forms of recognition creating a culture where staff feel valued and appreciated.

Recognition Resource Guide

StAR Library

A lending library of books related to staff appreciation and recognition is available for staff.

Recognition Tips

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The StAR Team appreciates feedback and ideas. Please forward questions or suggestions to WRHA StAR Team, Isabel M. Stewart, NA 636 - 700 McDermot, Winnipeg MB R3E 0T2, Phone 926-7002, Fax 787-1888 or email

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